Samir Elsharbaty

  1. Community digest: WikiProject Military history’s featured articles; Galician Wikipedia’s painting contest; news in brief

    Last month, members of the English Wikipedia’s Military history project celebrated their one thousandth featured article, a total that makes up nearly a fifth of all featured articles on the entire encyclopedia. Here, project coordinator Krishna Chaitanya Velaga shares some of the reasons behind their success. In addition, the Galician Wikipedia will celebrate a day of literature with a pai... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel takes on fake news with comics; the Wikipedia Library names first Star Coordinator; news in brief

    To believe or not to believe? This is the question. Wikimedia Israel is extrapolating Wikipedia’s reliable sources guideline to the rest of the internet; The Wikipedia Library names Tunisia’s Houcemeddine Turki as the first Star Coordinator. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from the first WikiCamp in Macedonia, English Wikipedia’s Wikicup wraps up, af... Read more

  3. Telling the story of Stockholm through Wikipedia: Holger Ellgaard

    Passion for Stockholm encouraged Holger Ellgaard to document the city both in words and photographs on Wikipedia. Ellggaard received this year’s Wikimediapriset award from Wikimedia Sweden.... Read more

  4. Wiki Loves Africa is back—this year celebrating people at work

    Wiki Loves Africa, the annual themed photo and media sharing competition, is back. This year, participants are documenting the lives of “people at work.” The contest, which runs from October to the end of November, is giving special attention to the works covering women at work and endangered work practices.... Read more

  5. Community digest: UNESCO Challenge participants contribute massive amount of content to Wikimedia projects; news in brief

    Last summer, 96 Wikipedians from around the world participated in the first UNESCO Challenge. They added photos and nearly seven million bytes of content to Wikipedia. The organizers announced the results of the first round of the challenge and collected the participant feedback to help make the next editions more successful.... Read more

  6. Community digest: Italy gets ready for State of the Map 2018; news in brief

    Milan, Italy will be the host for State of the Map (SOTM), the annual OpenStreetMap community gathering, in 2018. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from editathons in India, the next Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, the Armenian Wikipedia, and more. ... Read more

  7. Wait, what? Split brain, when two personalities live in one body

    Is there a medical case in which a person lives with the two hemispheres of their brain separated? Would the two halves disagree, fight, have different views, and even different beliefs?... Read more

  8. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel celebrates tenth anniversary; first veloexpedition in Macedonia; news in brief

    Wikimedia Israel marked its tenth anniversary with an award ceremony to honor organizations and individuals promoting open knowledge in the country; In Macedonia, Wikipedians mixed fun with knowledge sharing in their first ‘veloexpeditions’. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about new features on Wikimedia projects, Wikidatacon, competition in Srpska and mor... Read more

  9. Pranayraj Vangari has written a new Wikipedia article every day for the last year

    Today, Pranayraj Vangari concluded a 365-day challenge where he created a new article on the Telugu Wikipedia every day for the past year—including when he got married.... Read more

  10. Natacha Rault: Taking a feminist approach to Wikipedia’s gender gap

    Natacha Rault browsed Wikipedia frequently but never hit the ‘edit’ button until she learned about Wikipedia’s gender gap. ... Read more